"One of the best experiences of my Life.." - Eerikki, Finland
English - Riding at Saarela Gård
Welcome to Saarela Gård in Lakselv, North-Norway. We breed icelandic horses, and can offer you nice short trips and longer ridingtours in our beautiful North-Norwegian nature. We are known for our northernmost ridingcamp for kids, and we also want to give the same offer for adults. Get an exclusive and unique experience by horseback in Lakselv you won't forget!
The Icelandic horse is a pure breed where the magical 5 gaits have been taken care off for centuries. Tölt is said to be the smoothest gait in the world, which makes it easier also for riders with no experience. The icelandic horse is excellent in carrying you for long ridingtours through thugh terrain, where hours are spent in the saddle. - Don't hassitate to contact us for more information! If you have any questions you cant contact us here. <- Do you want to se photos of our Ridingcamp?
Prices: The ridingtour price depends on length, number of people participating and what you want to explore. We usually take a normal international price from 800 NOK per person for 1-1,5 hour, with about 0,5- 1h to prepare horses. For longer trips and bigger groups we do make offers. Contact us. A ridinglesson in the ridingarena costs from 300 NOK/32 EUR per person. The ridinglesson will last approximatly 40 minutes with extra time to prepare the horses.
Language: Do to safety reasons we ask that you can communicate in one of the scandinavian language (Norwegian, swedish or dannish) or in english. We will happily give you riding instruction in norwegian or english!
You have the possibility to take ridinglession at Saarela Gård in Lakselv. - Never been on a horse before? - No problem. We take inexperienced and experienced riders, children and adults. We have been teaching people from many parts of the world, both in english, norwegian and icelandic! In the ridinglessions we have the focus to let you get to know the icelandic horse, the many gaits of the horse and their amazing spirit. - We have horses with a lot of energy and spirit, and horses that will carry you carefully through the lesson. And don't forget; Riding is good training for your core muscles, coordination and balance. If you want an intense ridinglession, or just want to relax on the horse, you just let us know. WE SUGGEST FOR YOU IN 2021: HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY: THE VIKINGTRIP! Also: Read more about RENT APARTMANT AT OUR RANCH: Get the unique oppertunity to combine vacation, ridning and salomfishing at Saarela Gård in Lakselv!
Also click to see beatiful photos!! - This trip is new and will be offered from 2016 for persons that have signed for the trip. We will ride up the mountains of Caskil with beautiful view and nature. More information here Price: 4000 NOK/1 day
Olderøy island (ab. 1,5 hours)
Higher riding level is necessary. This trip gives you the possibility to explore the water at many levels. From the road that leads you from the main road to the roads of Olderøy you have to pass the river. Do you want to take a short swim? - Here you have the possibility!
We can fit your level of riding skills. We have horses with a lot of energy and spirit, and horses that will carry you carefully through the lesson. What you want to do is up to you.
Beach trip (ab. 1-2 hours) and full circle ab 3 hours.
Choose between a shorter or longer trip! Been dreaming of galopping along the beach with the ocean right by your side? - Let's make your wishes come true! We promise you a wonderful trip that leads you all the way from the river to the ocean where you can free your spirit.
Do you want to design your own holiday with riding, hiking and salmon fishing with friends or family? We do take bookings for an apartment at the ranch all summer! The ranch is 5 minutes from the river, with private fishing spots for you. We also cooperate with Lakselv Hotell when it comes to riding adventures at a shorter term. Here you have the possbility to make offers for fishermen and horselovers! Contact us for more information. Also see here